LOCAL councillor Sam Gosling is the new manager of The New Stalybridge Labour Club.
The 34-year-old, who represents Stalybridge North, has overseen a relaunch with new beers and extended opening times.
Cllr Gosling is also planning regular live music from February, but as a taster there is a gig by rising band The Modern Business on Friday, November 9.
It will be the first one the boys, who are pupils at West Hill School, will have performed in their home town.
Cllr Gosling is also keen to clarify it is not a members’ only club and is open for the whole community as he is looking for a more diverse customer base.
The Labour Club also has rooms to hire out for weddings, christenings, birthdays, funeral wakes and other functions.
It also has facilities for day-time use for conferences and business meetings and also a hub for the town’s Labour councillors to meet constituents.
Cllr Gosling has rented out part of the car park in the run-up to the festive season for a trade to sell Christmas trees.
Cllr Gosling, who worked in bars since his teens, is excited to manage one for the first time.
And he says it is an unexpected career move after last summer graduating with a degree in politics from Manchester Metropolitan University.
“I was planning a career in journalism and PR, but when this came along it was a challenge I could not resist,” he said.
• Tickets for the concert on Friday, November 9 are £7 and available from the Labour Club.